Meta-analysis questions omega-3s for prevention

The analysis of 20 studies involving nearly 70,000 patients found no statistically significant association with all-cause mortality, cardiac death, sudden death, myocardial infarction or stroke.

“Our findings do not justify the use of omega-3 as a structured intervention in everyday clinical practice or guidelines supporting dietary omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acid administration,” the authors said.

Dietitian Dr Rosemary Stanton (PhD) said there was a body of